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Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle was a French philosopher, author, and lexicographer. A Huguenot, Bayle fled to the Dutch Republic in 1681 because of religious persecution in France. He is best known for his Historical and Critical Dictionary, whose publication began in 1697. Bayle was a notable advocate of religious toleration and his skeptical philosophy had a significant influence on the subsequent growth and development of the European Age of Enlightenment. Bayle is... Read More

Born18 November 1647
Carla-le-Comte, Kingdom of France
Died28 December 1706 (aged 59)
Rotterdam, Dutch Republic
Era17th-century philosophy

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